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Another horse dies at Santa Anita racetrack, marking 24 in six months
Mario Tama/Getty Images (LOS ANGELES) -- Another horse has died at Santa Anita Park in California, the race track said Saturday, marking the 24th thoroughbred fatality in the last six months. A horse also died Friday at Pimlico Race Course in Baltimore, on the eve of the Preakness Stakes, the second leg of the Triple Crown. Santa Anita and Pimlico are both owned by the Canadian-based Stronach Group. "Commander Coil, a three-year-old gelding, sustained a fatal shoulder injury while galloping during training on the morning of May 17th. Equine shoulder injuries are rare, especially for a horse that is galloping...
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NBA star suspended two years for violating Anti-Drug Program
(NEW YORK) -- Indiana Pacers guard Tyreke Evans has been suspended for two seasons by the NBA due to a violation of the league's Anti-Drug Program.The league announced the news on Friday afternoon.Evans will have to sit out two seasons, after which he can apply for reinstatement with the league. The player's association must also approve the reinstatement."The Indiana Pacers were informed Friday by the NBA that Tyreke Evans has been dismissed from the league for a violation of the league’s anti-drug policy," the Pacers said in a statement. "We take these matters seriously and will reach out to Tyreke...
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Kerr says Durant's injury ‘more serious than we thought’
Anthony Causi / ESPN Images (OAKLAND, Calif.) -- It doesn’t appear Golden State Warriors forward Kevin Durant, who’s been sidelined with a strained right calf since Game 5 of the Western Conference Semifinals, will be joining his team on the court anytime soon. On Thursday, following Golden State’s 114-111 win over the Portland Trail Blazers in Game 2 of the Western Conference Finals, Warriors coach Steve Kerr said the injury was “more serious than we thought” and it’s not yet clear when Durant will be back on the court."Hopefully he continues to progress, and he has made progress but it's...
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Scoreboard roundup -- 5/16/19
iStock (NEW YORK) -- Here are the scores from Thursday's sports events:MAJOR LEAGUE BASEBALLAMERICAN LEAGUEOakland 17 Detroit 3Texas 16 Kansas City 1Cleveland 14 Baltimore 7Chi White Sox 4 Toronto 2Minnesota 11 Seattle 6NATIONAL LEAGUEMilwaukee 11 Philadelphia 3Washington 7 NY Mets 6Cincinnati 4 Chi Cubs 2Atlanta 10 St. Louis 2San Diego 4 Pittsburgh 3NATIONAL BASKETBALL ASSOCIATION PLAYOFFSWESTERN CONFERENCE FINALS GAME 2Golden State 114 Portland 111NATIONAL HOCKEY LEAGUE PLAYOFFSBoston 4 Carolina 0 (BOS wins series 4-0)WOMEN'S NATIONAL BASKETBALL ASSOCIATION PRESEASONIndiana 76 Chicago 65MAJOR LEAGUE SOCCERLos Angeles FC 2 Dallas 0Copyright © 2019, ABC Radio. All rights reserved.
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Olympic gold medalist Allyson Felix on the 'two most terrifying days of my life'
Patrick Smith/Getty Images (NEW YORK) -- Six-time Olympic Gold Medalist Allyson Felix is expected to share with lawmakers on Thursday the “two most terrifying days” that left her fighting for not only her life, but her infant daughter’s. “At the time, I did not realize just how many other women just like me were experiencing those same fears and much worse,” she was slated to say according to prepared testimony to a House Ways and Means Committee panel. Felix was 32 weeks pregnant when she went to her doctor for a routine checkup. She had no prior complications, and, to...
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Stephen Curry calls playing against his brother 'such a mixed feeling'
Ezra Shaw/Getty Images (NEW YORK) -- NBA star Stephen Curry opened up about what it's like to play against his younger brother, Seth Curry, in the high-stakes Western Conference Finals this year, telling ESPN, "I can't turn off that human nature, in that moment, to root for him, even if I know it will hurt me."The Golden State Warriors point guard said he initially looked forward to facing off against his brother, a guard for the Portland Trail Blazers, on the court, saying he was cheering for him during Sunday night's Game 7 of the second round in the Western...
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Scoreboard roundup -- 5/15/19
iStock (NEW YORK) -- Here are the scores from Wednesday's sports events:MAJOR LEAGUE BASEBALLINTERLEAGUESan Francisco 4 Toronto 3Tampa Bay 1 Miami 0Boston 6 Colorado 5, 10 InningsAMERICAN LEAGUEMinnesota 8 LA Angels 7NY Yankees 5 Baltimore 3NY Yankees 3 Baltimore 1Houston 5 Detroit 1Texas 6 Kansas City 1NATIONAL LEAGUEArizona 11 Pittsburgh 1Cincinnati 6 Chi Cubs 5, 10 InningsMilwaukee 5 Philadelphia 2Washington 5 NY Mets 1Atlanta 4 St. Louis 0LA Dodgers 2 San Diego 0NATIONAL BASKETBALL ASSOCIATION PLAYOFFSEASTERN CONFERENCE FINALS, GAME 1Milwaukee 108 Toronto 100NATIONAL HOCKEY LEAGUE PLAYOFFSOT San Jose 5 St. Louis 4 (San Jose leads 2-1)WOMEN'S NATIONAL BASKETBALL ASSOCIATION PLAYOFFSPhoenix...
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Tiger Woods named in wrongful-death lawsuit by family of man who died in DUI crash
Phil Ellsworth / ESPN Images (JUPITER, Fla.) -- The family of a man who worked as a bartender at Tiger Woods' flagship restaurant in Florida has filed a wrongful-death lawsuit against the 15-time Major winner, his girlfriend and the restaurant. Nicholas Immesberger, 24, had a blood alcohol level that was more than three times the legal limit when he crashed his car on Dec. 10, 2018, according to his family. The lawsuit was filed on Monday. Lawyers for the family held a news conference on Tuesday during which they said that on the day he died, Immesberger had worked a...
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Pelicans win top pick in NBA draft lottery, chance to select Zion Williamson
Tar_Heel_Rob/iStock (NEW YORK) -- New Orleans has bucked the odds and won the NBA draft lottery, and now will have the first chance at choosing Zion Williamson next month. The Pelicans won the lottery for the first time since 2012, when they selected Anthony Davis. And the lottery win comes after a season when Davis wanted a trade -- something that might not seem so appealing to him now, with Williamson likely coming to New Orleans. Memphis will choose second, New York third and the Los Angeles Lakers will pick fourth. Williamson says he has never been to New Orleans....
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Scoreboard roundup -- 5/14/19
iStock (NEW YORK) -- Here are the scores from Tuesday's sports events:MAJOR LEAGUE BASEBALLINTERLEAGUETampa Bay 4 Miami 0Colorado 5 Boston 4, 11 InningsToronto 7 San Francisco 3AMERICAN LEAGUECleveland 9 Chi White Sox 0Houston 11 Detroit 4Minnesota 4 LA Angels 3Kansas City 11 Texas 5Seattle 4 Oakland 3Baltimore at NY Yankees 6:35 p.m., postponedNATIONAL LEAGUEChi Cubs 3 Cincinnati 1NY Mets 6 Washington 2Milwaukee 6 Philadelphia 1St. Louis 14 Atlanta 3Pittsburgh 6 Arizona 2LA Dodgers 6 San Diego 3NATIONAL BASKETBALL ASSOCIATION PLAYOFFSWESTERN CONFERENCE FINALS GAME 1Golden State 116 Portland 94NATIONAL HOCKEY LEAGUE PLAYOFFSBoston 2 Carolina 1 (BOS leads 3-1)WOMEN'S NATIONAL BASKETBALL ASSOCIATIONIndiana...
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